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Knot of the Soul Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam
ISBN: PB: 9780226465081, ISBN: HB: 9780226464923, University of Chicago Press, May 2018
384 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 11 halftones
In this unsettling and innovative book, anthropologist Stefania Pandolfo addresses the problematic of the subject through a dual examination of psychoanalysis and Islamic theological-medical reasoning, reflecting on the unconscious maladies of the so...
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£28,00
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£90,00
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Acting for Others Relational Transformations in Papua New Guinea
ISBN: PB: 9780997367584, HAU, May 2018
300 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 12 halftones, 2 maps
For the Ankave of Papua New Guinea, men, unlike women, do not reach adulthood and become fathers simply by growing up and reproducing. What fathers – and by extension, men – actually are is a result of a series of relational transformations, operated...
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£26,50
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NAGA Awe-Inspiring Beauty
ISBN: HB: 9780300233254, Mercatorfonds, April 2018
432 pp., 33x25.4 cm, 320 colour illus., 260 black&white illus.
Taking an approach that is equal parts anthropological and art historical, this lavishly illustrated volume offers a rare look at the art, artifacts, and culture of the Naga people, an ethnic group spanning several tribes native to northeastern India...
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£75,00
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Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles
ISBN: PB: 9781941792131, Bard Graduate Center, March 2018
220 pp., 22x17.7 cm, 100 colour plates
Anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson were pioneers in using visual anthropological techniques to study the aesthetics of bodily motion in Bali. What is less well known is that they also collected textiles, paintings, puppets, and carving...
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£22,50
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Indigenous Visions Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas
ISBN: PB: 9780300196511, Yale University Press, March 2018
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 28 black&white illus.
In 1911, the publication of Franz Boas's "The Mind of Primitive Man" challenged widely held claims about race and intelligence that justified violence and inequality. Now, a group of leading scholars examines how this groundbreaking work hinged on re...
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£30,00
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Gifted Passage Young Men in Classic Maya Art and Text
ISBN: HB: 9780300228960, Yale University Press, February 2018
256 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 56 colour illus., 49 black&white illus.
In this thought-provoking book, preeminent scholar Stephen Houston turns his attention to the crucial role of young males in Classic Maya society, drawing on evidence from art, writing, and material culture. "The Gifted Passage" establishes that adol...
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£50,00
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Language and Prehistory of the Indo-European Peoples A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective
ISBN: HB: 9788763545310, Museum Tusculanum Press, February 2018
350 pp., 24.1x16.1 cm, 4 colour plates, 7 halftones, 2 maps, 3 line drawings
Our knowledge of neolithic and bronze age Europe is growing rapidly, and this book offers a major contribution to our understanding of the language and history of the peoples of that period. The editors have taken a deliberately cross-disciplinary ap...
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£61,50
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Owners of Kinship Asymmetrical Relations in Indigenous Amazonia
ISBN: PB: 9780997367591, HAU, February 2018
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 halftones, 5 maps, 2 line drawings
"The Owners of Kinship" investigates how kinship in Indigenous Amazonia is derived from the asymmetrical relation between an "owner" and his or her dependents. Through a comprehensive ethnography of the Kanamari, Luiz Costa shows how this relationshi...
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£26,50
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Fire of the Jaguar
ISBN: PB: 9780997367546, HAU, February 2018
305 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Not since Clifford Geertz's "Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight" has the publication of an anthropological analysis been as eagerly awaited as this book, Terence S. Turner's The Fire of the Jaguar. His reanalysis of the famous myth from the K...
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£26,50
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Worldviews of the Greenlanders An Inuit Arctic Perspective
ISBN: HB: 9781602233386, University of Alaska Press, February 2018
1150 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 29 halftones, 1 map
Ninety years ago, Knud Rasmussen's popular account of his scientific expeditions through Greenland and North America introduced readers to the culture and history of arctic Natives. In the intervening century, a robust field of ethnographic research...
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£49,00
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